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buttered to soon

valrunevalrune Posts: 134
edited 4:02PM in EggHead Forum
I was trying to get as much done tonight before the blitz tomorrow morning. I got the bird ready and the stock abubbl'n, stuffed the turkey with sliced apple,onion,and lemon and then coated with softened herb butter. As soon as I got done smearing the butter I am I going to ice the breasts down without all the butter sticking to the ice bag? Any tricks of the trade out there? Thanks


  • just stick the ice bag on top of it. ..if some of the butter sticks to it, no big deal, just peal it off the bag and put it bag on the bird. ...don't overthink this, you'll be ok!! :cheer:
  • I use my fingers to seperate the skin from the meat and carefully smear the herb butter in the void. The skin insulates the butter somewhat controlling how fast it melts. I still baste with butter toward the end of cooking to even up the browning. It works great. I also brine my turkey for 12 hours or more before the cook.

    It works great on Turkey Breasts too!
  • valrunevalrune Posts: 134
    That was my thought, but wanted to if there were any "secret" tips out there? I was going to use wax paper between the ice bag and butter and try to replace the butter as needed......if needed.
    Like you said, "Don't over think it"! :silly:
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